Hannibal Asks Corps For Riverfront Renovations

The city of Hannibal, Mo., has applied to the Rock Island Engineer District for permission to renovate the city’s Mississippi riverfront, including Nipper Park, the Hannibal Marina, several parking lots, a wharf boat and docking facilities for the Mark Twain Riverboat, and more.

The riverfront area is proposed to be elevated to a mean sea level elevation of approximately 476 feet. An estimated 2.84 acres of riverine habitat will be permanently filled as part of the proposed renovation. The loss of deep-water habitat within the confines of the Mississippi River includes 1.84 acres of river bed and channel associated with the relocation of the existing marina and 1 acre of river bed and channel associated with the construction of a sheet pile wall. 

Despite there being a number of shipwrecks reported in Hannibal, none of them are reported as being in relative close proximity to the project vicinity.

The Corps previously reviewed and authorized the establishment of an industrial business park and an 8-acre recreational lake, as well as maintenance dredging of the existing marina basin. The excess earthen material from this previous project is proposed fill material for the new project.

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